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Social Opportunity

I want to encourage you to connect with someone you work with this coming week. Plan a lunch time spent together, plan a walk around the building before/after school, plan an outing... Take a moment and enjoy a school family friend this week!!
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Congratulation to Heather Hamilton, 2019 Excellence in Teaching & Teacher of the Year Nominee

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Reminder: LS R-7 Kindergarten Round Up Dates

We are excited to welcome our new 2019 kindergarten students with our Kindergarten Round Up programming in March.

2019 Kindergarten Round Up:

Thursday, March 28, 2019

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Parents and students can attend. Kindergarten Round Up occurs at each elementary school in LSR7.

To be eligible to enter Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year, your child must reach the age of 5 before August 1, 2019. Online enrollment information will be shared at Kindergarten Round Up and the online enrollment portal will be available after March 28th.

For language assistance or translations, contact: or (816) 986-1006. Please visit the district website at; then “Schools” and “find a school” if you have questions regarding which building your kindergartener will attend. All other questions can be directed to the elementary school in your attendance area.

We are looking forward to seeing our new kindergarten students at Round Up - what an exciting time to see the next class of LSR7 students!

Confidentiality, we need to get real on this topic!!

We appear to have some fairly big concerns within our building regarding student confidentiality. I am finding that many of you know things about certain students in this school, that quiet frankly, you do not have the right to know. If you are frustrated, overwhelmed, or just need to vent about a student or family, a peer can be your sounding board, but if they are able to identify a student in regards to what you share, YOU may have a much larger problem!! The talk about students needs to stop, I just do not have a lot of tolerance for this, it is disrespectful to our students and you are their safe keeper, which includes their dignity!!

Our Week

Tuesday - HS Mtg. here with MARC AM, here PM

Wednesday - Soc/Emot RTI AM off site, here PM

Thursday - 8:00-1:00 Kerry at SLC Mtg, PM Dr Kephart to visit - Jeanie PDO

Friday - Jeanie PDO, Kerry 9-10:00 Advisory Mtg, 2-3:00 IEP mtg